The Icelandic national broadcaster, RUV, have started their search for the next Icelandic Eurovision entry! The song submission started today, and they are accepting songs until the 20th of October.
RUV has published the rules for their national selection called Söngvakeppnin 2015. Only Icelandic citizens and residents can take part in the national selection, but they can co-operate with a composer from abroad. One songwriter, songwriting team, and/or one artist can submit no more than two songs.
There is a new rule for the 2015 edition, which says that at least 50% of the selected songs will have to have a female songwriter. All the submitted songs must be sung in Icelandic, and it has to be indicated if the song is going to be sung in a different language in the final, and in Eurovision. The finalists of Söngvakeppnin 2015 will have to sing their entry in the same language as they intend to perform it in Eurovision, should they win the final.
The winner, and the Icelandic Eurovision entrant for Vienna, is going to be selected by a mix of 50% televoting, and 50% jury votes.
Pollaponk represented Iceland in Copenhagen with the song “No Prejudice”, and they finished 15th in the final. Iceland’s best result in the Eurovision history is second place, with Selma’s “All Out Of Luck” from 1999, and Yohanna’s “Is It True?” from 2009.